Ultra high-resolution scanned linear array light engine

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,972.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
FA8201-07-C-0079
Award Id:
79397
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-340-1524
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
650 West Elk Avenue #8, PO Box 11180, Jackson, WY, 83002
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
137198862
Principal Investigator:
DavidBloom
President and CEO
(307) 732-1994
dbloom@alcestech.com
Business Contact:
ChristopherDeMarco
Research Engineer
(307) 732-1994
cdemarco@alcestech.com
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
Core optical components for deployable ultra high resolution displays will be developed in a program focusing on four main technologies: First is a light modulator that offers high resolution and optical efficiency and can be manufactured with extreme reliability. Second is a laser illumination system that is properly matched to the modulator for high brightness. Third are polarized optical elements for high contrast. Fourth is an optical system architecture that takes advantage of the high switching speeds possible with micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS). The components developed in this program are the heart of an optics engine that delivers stunning visual performance for military flight simulation and civilian high performance display applications. Recent advances in laser illumination systems coupled with our new MEMS optical modulator designs will dramatically reduce the size and cost of high resolution projection displays. In addition to demonstrating component technologies, we are also developing metrology tools and methods to facilitate high reliability manufacturing.

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